A solidarity dinner for Agent Orange’s victims in Paris Policy

PARIS (VNA) – Only pork with names, salads, roast chicken, rice, broth and caramel, but these dishes have brought in a portion of the money to support Mrs. Tran To Nga’s trial. This is one of the many fundraising activities in France to support his fight for the victims of Vietnam’s Agent Orange / Dioxin.

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More than 90 people sat down to eat at Fayre du Vietnam on June 24 at the 5th Arrondissement in Paris. Solidarity dinner given by the support committee to Mrs. Tran To Nga, who is willing to raise funds for her case against the American chemical company. In particular, the meal attracted the participation of, among others, Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Din Tuan Thang, Deputy Sandrin Rousseau, Europe Ecology Les Verts (EELV) party worker, Mayor of Choice-Le-Roi, Tonino Panetta and its participants. A large number of representatives of organizations supporting Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange / Dioxin.

Organizing committee member Tom Nico noted that this was the third meal after the first two held in Paris in March and May, to raise funds in support of the relief to Enga case. “To follow this trial, there is a lot of translation costs, calls, travel costs for volunteer lawyers … so we wanted to organize these three meals to show that the campaign is going on and we are behind Nga until his fight to support him is over.” , Tom Nico explained.

Solidarity dinner for Agent Orange's hunt in Paris

Ecologist MP Sandrin Rousseau (first on the left) and Vietnam’s ambassador to France, Din Tuan Thang (second on the right) joined a dinner in Paris on June 24 to support the trial of Mrs Tran To Enger. Photo: VNA

Mrs. Tran To Nga, for her part, expressed her joy and emotion at seeing so many French and Vietnamese friends from abroad attend the event. He said it was a “great honor and encouragement” for him in this long and difficult battle. “It shows the will and power of those who love justice. Because of the victims of Agent Orange, they supported the trial of Tran To Nga, not because of me. Their supportive actions are very meaningful and I am grateful to everyone,” he shared.

For Vietnam’s ambassador to France, Din Tuan Thang, she described Miss Tran To Nga as a “brave, determined and resilient” woman in the fight for justice for the victims of Agent Orange / Dioxin, and a “common example”. For the Vietnamese community in France. “Coming here today, we want to stand by his side and hope that he will be on his way and be the nucleus of the gathering of the Vietnamese community in France in the fight for justice,” he said.

A solidarity dinner for Agent Orange's hunt in Paris

Participants in the dinner supported Mrs. Tran’s judgment. Photo: VNA

The solidarity meal became meaningful with the participation of French MP Sandrin Rousseau, an activist from the European Ecology-Les Verts (EELV) party, who wanted the French people to know the consequences of Agent Orange / Dioxin on people and the environment. Hunting. Appreciating the courage of “a small woman who attacked a very large company”, MP Sandrin Rousseau did not hesitate to express her support: “It’s a bit like an earthenware pot as opposed to an iron pot. It has been able to hold on. So if it lags behind, it will win its battle. We take public opinion behind it. Because we know that these organizations have compromised a lot with a lot of pollution in the world. Very happy. “

The fight continues

Mrs. Tran To Nga, an eight-year-old French woman of Vietnamese descent, is currently a carrier of cancer.

For the past eight years, he has been fighting against chemical companies that produce and sellAgent OrangeDioxin used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical, to demand justice for the victims. The first session of the Court of Appeal was held in Paris in mid-June, May 10, 2021, after the first hearing of the French court in Ivory decided to dismiss her case. In the quarter of 2023, there will be a debate on counter-argument between the two parties before entering the disputed session in the Paris Court.

The fight for justice and the victims of Agent Orange / Dioxin is still a long one. “Your donation, its power! The trial of 14 American multinational companies that produced or distributed Agent Orange / Dioxin, which spread across Vietnam between 1961 and 1971, requires your financial support.” This is an appeal from Madame Tran to Enga’s support committee member associations, including the Franco-Vietnamese Friendship Association (AAFV), Agent Orange and Disruptive (AFAPE), the Republican Association of Veterans (ARAC), and the Capcom. On Contemporary Vietnam (CID Vietnam), Collective Vietnam-Dioxin, The Alert Fund Agent Orange / Dioxin (FAAOD), Van Can Friendship Village, Orange Deoxin, G গানn Vienne (France) VNED). – VNA

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